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Marine Weather and Tides
Panama City Beach, FL

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What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:30AMSunset 6:38PM Saturday September 23, 2017 3:12 PM CDT (20:12 UTC) Moonrise 9:39AMMoonset 9:06PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ750 Apalachee Bay Or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach To Ochlockonee River Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Out 20 Nm- Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 323 Pm Edt Sat Sep 23 2017
Tonight..East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms through the night.
Sunday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms through the night.
Monday..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots in the late evening. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Thursday..Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm 323 Pm Edt Sat Sep 23 2017
Synopsis..Easterly winds around 15 knots will decrease to 5 to 10 knots on Monday. A cold front will push into the southeast next weekend, allowing for winds and seas to be elevated again. The best chance for showers and Thunderstorms will be Sunday and Monday with the higher chances across the western waters.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Panama City Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for -
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tallahassee fl
317 pm edt Sat sep 23 2017

Near term [through tonight]
Our area is situated on the southern end of low level ridging,
rendering easterly flow at the low levels, and directly under a cut
off upper level low, with southerly flow aloft. Increased moisture
and divergence aloft of our eastern zones, combined with a weak east
coast florida seabreeze, will make for scattered showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon across south central georgia and the
eastern florida big bend. These storms will quickly dissipate
through the evening hours as they move west. Temperatures will peak
in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon and dip to the upper 60s
to low 70s tonight.

Short term [Sunday through Monday night]
An upper level low along the gulf coast Sunday will eventually
weaken and slide eastward on Monday. This will keep the CWA under
southerly flow at the mid and upper levels. At the surface, high
pressure remains centered north of the CWA with easterly winds at
the lower levels. This pattern will keep moisture in place across
the cwa, with pw values of 1.6-1.9 Sunday and Monday, and will
allow for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms in the
short term across much of the cwa. The better chances though are
across the western half, closer to the upper low. Highs will be in
the mid to upper 80s with lows in the upper 60s.

Long term [Tuesday through Saturday]
The upper low from the short term will sink southward over the
florida peninsula mid week with the flow across the region
becoming more northerly and drier air moving in for Tuesday
through Thursday. This will keep the forecast dry for the
beginning of the long term. With a cold front expected to push
into the southeast for the second half of the long term, pops
return to the 20-30% range. Highs around 90 will drop to the mid
80s on Saturday.

Aviation [through 18z Sunday]
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are most likely in eastern
portions of our area- mainly near vld, tlh. Reduced vsbys will be
possible during these storms. Otherwise, vsby cig restrictions
appear unlikely through tonight. In the early morning hours, patchy
fog will be possible again in eastern portions of the area, though
confidence was too low to include in this TAF package.

Marine
Easterly winds around 15 knots will decrease to 5 to 10 knots on
Monday. A cold front will push into the southeast next weekend,
allowing for winds and seas to be elevated again. The best chance
for showers and thunderstorms will be Sunday and Monday with the
higher chances across the western waters.

Fire weather
Red flag conditions are not expected for the next several days.

Hydrology
Rainfall amounts over the next few days will be limited to around
an inch or less. This will not cause any flooding issues across
the area.

Spotter information statement
Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always
encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they
occur by calling the office or tweeting us @nwstallahassee.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tallahassee 70 87 69 88 69 20 20 20 20 10
panama city 73 84 73 85 72 20 40 20 30 10
dothan 68 87 67 89 68 0 20 10 20 10
albany 69 89 68 89 67 10 10 10 10 0
valdosta 68 86 67 87 66 10 10 10 10 0
cross city 70 89 69 89 69 10 20 10 10 0
apalachicola 73 85 72 86 72 30 40 20 20 10

Tae watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Ga... None.

Al... None.

Gm... None.

Near term... Moore
short term... Fieux
long term... Fieux
aviation... Moore
marine... Fieux
fire weather... Dvd
hydrology... Fieux


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PCBF1 0 mi42 min NE 8 G 14 88°F 1013.5 hPa
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 12 mi42 min ENE 8.9 G 13 88°F 84°F1013.5 hPa
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 58 mi42 min ESE 9.9 G 12 82°F 81°F1013.5 hPa
APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL 60 mi87 min E 8.9 85°F 71°F

Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL11 mi19 minNE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F64°F42%1013.7 hPa
Tyndall Air Force Base, FL18 mi16 minE 810.00 miFair87°F67°F52%1013.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Panama City Beach (outside), St. Andrew Bay, Florida (sub)
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Panama City Beach (outside)
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Sat -- 06:32 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:21 AM CDT     0.59 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:38 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:38 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:05 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:03 PM CDT     1.56 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.41.31.210.90.70.60.60.60.60.70.70.80.90.9111.11.21.31.41.51.51.6

Tide / Current Tables for West Bay Creek, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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West Bay Creek
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Sat -- 12:46 AM CDT     1.56 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:32 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:18 AM CDT     0.64 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:38 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:38 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:05 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.51.61.51.41.31.10.90.80.70.60.60.70.70.80.90.9111.11.21.31.41.51.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Northwest Florida
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Gulf Stream Current


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